Spain is one of the absolutes. Nothing is more compelling than the drama, at once dark and dazzling, of that theatre over the hills the vast splendour of the Spanish landscape, the intensity of Spain s pride and misery, the adventurous glory of a history that set its seal upon half the world . . .Passionate, evocative and beautifully written, Spain is a companion to the country: its people, its history and its character. First published in 1964 and no less compelling today, Jan Morris s classic work is back in print, bringing Spain, its glory and its tragedy, vividly to life.